Unless you’re from the former planet Pluto, you won’t need this further evidence that Bush has landed us in in precisely the same quagmire that Daniel Ellsberg described in my posting of yesterday. For all you Plutonians, though, here are the numbers:
A new World Public opinion poll of the Iraqi public finds that seven in ten Iraqis want US-led forces to commit to withdraw within a year. An overwhelming majority believes that the US military presence in Iraq is provoking more conflict than it is preventing and there is growing confidence in the Iraqi army. If the US made a commitment to withdraw, a majority believes that this would strengthen the Iraqi government. Support for attacks on US-led forces has grown to a majority position—now six in ten. Support appears to be related to a widespread perception, held by all ethnic groups, that the US government plans to have permanent military bases in Iraq.